About the parklands

We are expanding parklands to create the 2,778-hectare marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands, stretching from Campbellfield to Beveridge. The parklands will provide more green open space for communities in Melbourne’s growing north, protect native plants and animals and strengthen  cultural heritage.

Recent naming analysis by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation has found that the name ‘marram baba’ is to be applied instead of ‘marran baba’. The meaning of marram baba is ‘body of mother’.

Where will the parklands be located?

The parklands run along Upper Merri Creek on Wurundjeri Country, about 30 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD.

They will link trails, open spaces and conservation areas in existing reserves. The expanded walking and cycling trail will extend popular Lower Merri Creek trails.

The natural environment will provide access to healthy outdoor activities and open spaces.

Map of marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands Map

When can I visit the parklands?

You can visit marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands now. New park areas and facilities will open in stages from 2023.

Timeline

Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

November 2018

Planning phase

2019 – 2022

Community consultation – Stage 1

Closed

Cultural values study by Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Mid – late 2022

Community consultation – Stage 2 and new signage

Late 2022

Final Future Directions Plan

Mid 2023

Loop trail at galada tamboore and structural upgrade of pedestrian bridge

Late 2023

We are planning the parklands in partnership with Traditional Owners and public land managers. Together we will work with stakeholders and the community to deliver the new park.

Want to get involved?

Community consultation is currently closed. For more information, go to Engage Victoria.

You can register for updates by emailing marrambaba.merricreek@delwp.vic.gov.au

More information

For more information download the marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.1 MB) or contact the Suburban Parks Program team by email at marrambaba.merricreek@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 31/10/22